Sep 18, 2010 12:00pm EDT
a fairly easy conviction or are there difficulties particularly because stephen hayes, the first of the defendants being tried, there are some questions as to whether his attempted suicide may have made him cognitively incapable of carrying out this trial. >> i hate to ever say a case is a slam-dunk. as a former prosecutor i know that is never the case. in this particular case, i think the evidence is very overwhelming. i've been following it very closely, as much of america is, because it really strikes at one's heart. this is a home invasion. someone invade the sanctity of someone's home. the fact he has been found able to stand trial, competent to stand trial and has been ill, this defendant, during the trial doesn't mean this is not going to end, i think, in a guilty conviction. >> would it be too late for his attorneys to say let's pursue an insanity plea in is it too late for them to change his plea? >> it is. the insanity defense is off the table. however, they did want a plea deal here. they wanted to plead guilty to this horrific series of crimes in return for the prosec
Sep 17, 2010 1:00pm EDT
on tv. they are jumping head first with rallies at the nation's palace. jon stewart and stephen colbert. they explained what they were doing last night. >> tonight, i announce the rally to restore sanity. it is happening, people. it is happening! it is happening! a real gathering! we will gather! we will gather on the national mall in washington, d.c.! 1 million moderate march where we take to the streets and send a message to our leaders that says we are here! we are only here until 6:00! >>> ladies and gentlemen, it is on. october 30th on the mall. because now is not the time to take it down a notch. now is the time for all good men to freak out for freedom. >> all right. they teed up for us. we don't know if it's going to happen, yet. it's unclear. we have checked, though. we got word from the national park service. both camps submitted applications. no final decision has been made just yet. the announcement comes after glenn beck hosted the much publicized rally on the national mall. he was urging lard crowds to turn back to god and turn back to the values for which we were founded.